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October 12, 2011

Global
Mobile’s Role in Women’s Development

Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, discusses the gender gap in access to mobile technology. Research conducted by Blair’s organization has found that the gender gap is pa…

March 15, 2012

International Organizations
Video Brief: United Nations

The winner of the 2012 presidential election will continue to rely on the UN as a foreign policy tool to serve U.S. interests, but navigating the U.S.-UN relationship will be one of the president’s b…

July 10, 2012

Financial Markets
The Libor Scandal: Three Things to Know

Ongoing investigations into Barclays’ fraudulent Libor submissions highlights critical lessons about conflicts of interest, pressures on regulators, and banks that are too big to fail, says CFR’s Seb…

March 8, 2013

Congresses and Parliaments
The Sequester: Three Things to Know

Short Description: The automatic cuts in U.S. federal government spending, known as the "sequester," will negatively impact the U.S. economy in the short run and will not solve the long-term challeng…

March 29, 2012

India
Video Brief: India

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election must be prepared to deal with a potential reemerging crisis between India and Pakistan, engage with India over its relations with Iran and interests …

January 19, 2012

Heads of State and Government
Lessons Learned: John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address and discusses the importance of balancing costs and benefits in foreign policy

February 6, 2012

International Organizations
R2P in Crisis Following UN Syria Vote

The Russian and Chinese veto of a UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to violence in Syria calls into question the viability of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine and poses a dilemm…

January 12, 2012

China
Video Brief: China

China’s rising global prominence, increasing assertiveness and upcoming leadership transition may pose significant challenges for the next U.S. president, says CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy.

January 12, 2012

Political History and Theory
Lessons Learned: The Ludlow Amendment

CFR’s James M. Lindsay remembers the anniversary of voting on the Ludlow Amendment and discusses it in the context of current debates about the power to commit force abroad.

December 19, 2011

North Korea
Deciphering North Korea’s Transition

Following the death of leader Kim Jong-il, the transition of power in North Korea could see Pyongyang engaging in further provocative activities, says CFR’s Paul Stares.